The quest for a three-peat continues


photo credit: Tony Parr

Strong chemistry has helped the tennis team become number one in the State.

Dominance reigns on the green courts. The boys’ tennis team has become one of the school’s most successful programs, period. They are at the top of their division and have set their sights on hoisting the state trophy for third consecutive year.

Leading the team, captain Charlie Adams ‘15 enforces this idea, saying, “We are looking to make the state tournament again and we’re going for our third state title.”  Asad Rahmatullah ‘15 notes the magnitude of the team’s aspirations, commenting that the team is “striving to settle for nothing less than first place!”

A championship seems like an attainable goal thanks to the team’s great coaches, increased chemistry, and a wide range of talent. Rahmatullah explains that the team’s talent stretches across a wide range of grades, including Joe Mars ‘20 and Jack Barker ‘18.

Rahmatullah adds that the coaching staff, comprised of varsity coach Ted Warner, assistant varsity coach Mike Ach and junior varsity coach Dan Schink “encourages [the team] to work 100%, [which] always brings the best out of us and make sure that we are settling for nothing less than winning and competing at the highest level.”

When asked about the JV coach, Dan Schink, Chinmaey Kelkar ‘16 states, “He is very patient with us, which is helpful because there isn’t that worry of messing up.” Kelkar also mentioned that the JV team has developed a chemistry unlike anything seen in previous years. With unwavering support from teammates during both matches and practices, the JV team had been able to build a fun, supportive atmosphere while also elevating their individual skills.

Unity stands out amongst the members of the boys’ tennis team. On both the varsity and JV levels, teammates have been supportive, competitive, and encouraging, all in the name of a three-peat State championship. Together with a strong core of star upperclassmen, a youthful infusion of talent has helped them remain one of the top teams in the State. If past years are any indication, there’s hardware in their future. Game. Set. Match.